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NONE! Consistently losing or staying the same because I'm consistently doing the right thing. :-)

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No regrets! I love the #SparktheSeason challenge! It's helping me so much on my focus and commitment. I highly recommend this challenge to all Sparksters!

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Up 2 pounds. emoticon AARGH. Obviously went a little nutty this weekend.



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I tried something completely new this week. I started the Shred diet last Monday, and weighed myself on Monday morning. You're not supposed to weigh yourself again during the week. I am a scale junkie, and the first few days it was just killing me.

Then, I swear light shone down on me and I had a HUGE realization. If I weighed myself before Monday and hadn't lost anything yet, I'd just quit. If I had lost, I'd feel justified in having a few extras over the weekend - which would be a lot of extras! So in order to be successful this morning, I had to keep on track. And I did, for the most part. A couple of extra drinks, but I made good food choices, even eating out. I even at freaking broccoli, and I am not a fan!

I'M DOWN 3.5 POUNDS THIS MORNING!!! I finally found something to help with weekends. I wasn't perfect, but I did a good job. Yay me! :-)

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Drank too much this past weekend which leads to eating bad...not as bad as I normally would have though before I started this fitness/weight loss journey. :)

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this monday: 11 pounds I have gain since May.

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Just a thought: If you are an over-eater at restaurants on weekends, then make plans to not go out for a month. You don't have to LIVE like that, but you can break the habit. Then, when you've gotten through the withdrawal, make a plan to go out to ONE restaurant that you KNOW has healthy food that you really like to eat. Go in while you are already full, pack up half the food in a to-go box, have a friend who knows what you are going to do order your healthy food for you and don't even look at the menu...whatever "good" advice about restaurant eating you can think of that is hard to follow most weekends. Eventually, you work back up to going out more and more and getting back to your lifestyle, but by then you will have broken some bad habits and built up some good ones - just like you have built up your heart and other muscles by working out.

If it's overeating at home, then it's the same thing. Do something to reboot your life - take a weekend and go visit family and get away from whatever is your weekend-trigger. It's harder to slowly reintroduce the temptations if it's at home, but if you can make plans with people to get you out of the house all weekend for a few in a row, then that might help you get your focus back.

Good luck!

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Thanksgiving food. Thankful it was there, thankful to share good food with family.. now a little regret I ate so much of it.

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Not Monday regrets Holiday regrets. LOL

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Please forgive if I repeat others, as I've not read all the replies.

Spend your weekend

(a) doing something that doesn't involve food, or
(b) preparing healthy meals and putting them in portions for the upcoming week

That way, you'll be in the midst of preparing healthy things, and not be so inclined to eat other items that are less healthy choices

I like to use my weekends to make large batches of things (chili, soup, shepherd's pie, for example), divide in portions, and refrigerate/freeze so it's ready to go when I need it.

Cut yourself a little slack, and allow for a couple indulgences on the weekend, if you must - but if you've planned for it; it's possible it won't get out of control

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Falling of Track

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I won't get as much outside time during the week.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
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I drank too much on Saturday which made me feel horrible on Sunday.



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Not enough movement on the weekend

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10/29/12 8:20 A

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Ditto from last post

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have to start all over again

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potato chips
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Took a week long vacation and I was doing good for the first half of the week and then the last half came and I blew it. Gained 2 pounds. All the eating out is killer.emoticon



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I know them too well. Always trying to make weekends better though. Not giving up!



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Cheezits
Ate a whole box from Thurs-Sunday

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cake at a church lunch & then Zaxby's that night.. not a good healthy day at ALL.

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i found this discussion after a complete overindulgence on Sat
wendy's for lunch
1/2 pulled pork sandwich, a few fires and a coke for dinner
a "chunk" of chocolate fudge late at night
Thankfully, Sun was definitely better




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Finally none

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2 large glasses of wine. Ate a bit more than my daily allowance. Was on the run all weekend working out and cleaning, but still...



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Went to a wedding... too much booze.



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During the week it is much easier for me to stay on track, the weekends:( I have to figure out a way to stay on track also.

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Great way to look at things, BRITVICUK. The last couple of weekends, I've also had some success by reminding myself that one day of indulgence (or mistakes) doesn't need to translate into a full weekend of it. Yesterday I was pretty bad--I went to a birthday party and had too many chips, chocolate, and beers...whoops. But now it's Sunday, and though normally this is my "day off" from exercise, I'm going to go for a hike, and I've already planned my healthy meals for the day to help make up for it.

How is everybody else's weekend going so far?



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The thing that got me to change my habits was this...

... if I binge on a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday that's three days of over-eating in one week. So that's three days out of seven in which I over-eat. Looking at it mathematically, that means that almost half of my time is spent making poor food choices - and then I wonder why the same couple of lbs keep going off and coming back on again!

So, when I started looking at things that way it just made me view my weekends in a whole new light and I found it gave me extra motivation to try and keep up my good habits



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Margaritas and too many tortilla chips yesterday. Also ordering drinks AND dessert at dinner Friday. Should have chosen one or the other.



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Eating out yesterday at work for lunch. they eat out everyday and somedays it's hard to say no.

I can, and WILL do it!


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Too much Chardonnay on Saturday night. Oh boy, do I regret that.



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Well I guess i better add my regrets.
1. Making a plan every Monday that this time is going to be the one.
2. Getting over a 4 day church anniversary
3. Plus 3 birthdays including mines
4. Finally I got sick and still not feeling myself.
5. Weighing in and gaining 2 lbs

So once again making a plan that this time is going to be the one.
Good luck to everyone hope we all have a positive post next week.
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Whenever I need to cleanse my system after a weekend binge with the family I eat only fruits and veggies and water. You will feel amazing after only one day. I can usually drop five or six pounds in about a week and a half by eating that way and the great thing is that you can eat as much as you want as long as it's nothing cooked.



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Another Manic Monday for me...... My family was in town and I pigged out! We ate out for every meal and I had duck with roasted lignonberry sauce, seafood alfredo with fettuccine, cakes and cookies and LOTS of wine. :( I decided last night to go high raw but not fully raw and am on day one of my raw foods diet. I want to try this and just see if it could work for me. I could use some cleaner eating.

Good luck to everyone else!

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Another regretful Monday morning.... I keep trying to remind myself that I had one good weekend last weekend so while I am breaking out of the cycle, it will take some time. I did not try any of the tricks we discussed. I did not even think to try any of the tricks. That is the part that I can't understand. I feel like I set myself up for failure. I am going to try not to dwell on it to much and just focus on the good decisions I am going to make today.

The one thing I did last time that worked was that I promised myself a reward. So I am going to do that again. In three weeks, I have my son's birthday party and a wedding in the same weekend. If I don't overeat/binge until then, I am going to buy myself the Clarsonic Mia which I have been wanting for some time now.





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Just wanted to say Good Luck to everyone for the weekend! Just keep reminding yourself that you don't have to wake up feeling bad on Monday morning. It is as simple as just not putting the food in your mouth! We can all do this!



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Thank you, all of you, for your posts about this. I have the same problem! I think it's easier for me to be good during the week because I have a set schedule. But on the weekends I don't have that routine, my boyfriend is around the whole time and always wants to go out to eat or barbecue, or--as was the case this weekend--there's a party, event, or other celebration and I can't stop myself from giving in to all the tempting food and drinks. I've spent the whole day feeling gross because of all the garbage I ate yesterday. I'm so glad I'm not the only one struggling with this. I need to come read this thread every Friday night so I have it fresh in my mind on Saturday and Sunday!



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The weekends are easily my downfall! 5 days a week I feel like I make great food choices and although I don't always work out as much as I'd like I am still making an effort. When Friday night dinner comes it all goes to hell again! However, it does make me feel better that this means the MAJORITY of the time I am making good choices! emoticon



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i feel like every week i work so hard and then on monday when i get on the scale 1lb or 2lb i guess that is better than plus 1 or 2 but i feel like i watch what i eat so much then a holiday c omes like mothers day!! so i had a little extra. its hard to stay motivated with all the tempting choices. But A new week is a new week LETS GOOO!!!



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That cookie dough ice cream last night emoticon


But TODAY is a NEW DAY - exercising when I get home to put me back in a good mood emoticon

I will lose this baby weight! :-)



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Monday mornings, not only tough to begin with, but tough to face all the poor choices I made this past weekend...I didn't really overeat that poorly, if anything I didn't eat enough nutrition...the things I did eat took up my calories for the most part...a BLT sub on Saturday, and wine and beer, and 3 slices of pizza on Sunday, also more wine and hard cider....Other than tending bar (being on my feet for 7 hours straight) I did no other exercise, does shopping count??? :) I had breakfast and lunch today that were more caloric than I had planned...so it's going to be a very lite dinner for sure...have to plan meals for the week...no more "crapeteria" food...good luck everyone and don't beat yourselves up!!!

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It is so comforting to know that I am not alone (not that it means that what I do is ok). I feel like no one around me would understand if I talked to them about this but then I also wonder if any of my friends do this same thing and they don't want to talk about it either.

This is seriously the first Monday in probably 6 months that I have not woken up with regrets. It really does feel as good as I had imagined it would. I hope this coming weekend I could remember this feeling and work hard for it again. I wish I could tell you what worked for me this weekend but I really don't know. Maybe it was just this thread and knowing that I would want to come update here this morning. I also took some time to myself this weekend and did some relaxing thigs so maybe contributed to my overall frame of mind.

I would love for everyone to come update again next Monday.




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5/14/12 10:55 A

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I came here to write the same post, too! So helpful to know that we're not alone. I consider my weekend binging the NUMBER ONE obstacle between me and my dream self. I did a crap job on calories and ate an entire sleeve of cookies (like hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of calories) and didn't exercise once!!!

I like the idea of "wearing" a reminder.... I might buy myself a nice right hand ring as motivation to do the right thing, all the time. Next weekend should be interesting as my parents will be in town. I'll report back to this thread on how I do! We can do it together, you guys! :)

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I was going to write almost this exact same post this morning! I was in my calorie range all week last week. I did Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 Monday through Friday. On Saturday morning, I weighed in at 147 lbs...woohoo! And then it all went downhill. I had friends over Saturday evening, and had turkey burgers, nonfat hotdogs, pasta salad, and frozen yogurt. Sounds harmless enough, until you realize I washed it all down with glass after glass of margaritas...lite margaritas, to be exact, although I don't think the "lite" part really counts when you drink 3/4 of a bottle. We stayed up until 3 am drinking and eating, and I weighed in at 149.3 Sunday morning. Of course, Sunday was Mother's Day, so I had my favorite, cream chipped beef on toast with home fries for breakfast, left over hot dogs, hamburgers, and pasta salad for lunch. More left overs for dinner. And of course, I had to polish off the last 1/4 bottle of the margaritas. Now I started Monday morning at 151 lbs. Ouch.
I constantly feel like I kill myself all week and make such excellent choices, but then the weekend comes, and I undo all of them. Then I spend the following week trying to undo the damage done by the weekend. It's such a vicious cycle. I know that my problem is that I'm so structured at work during the day, and then continue that structure in the evenings. On the weekends, there is no structure. I'm so tired waking up guilty and full of regret on Monday mornings!

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I can totally relate. Had been doing so well - steadily losing. Then went to a party this weekend - knowing that I would eat more than I should, but said, it's ok, enjoy a few treats - it's one day. But then yesterday had more pizza than I should have, general continuing bad habits past one event. Got on the scale this am and up 5# from Sat am - i know I ate more than I have been, but didn't think was that much. Grr. Trying to fight off the urge to just forget it all...so sipping my black coffee and eating my healthy breakfast. A new week.



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I did it! I had my first non binge eating weekend in months! It's sometimes amazing how much is mind over matter. I am so proud of myself! Just knowing that I would come back here on Monday morning was such a huge help!

We had friends over on Friday and they brought DQ. I ate half my Blizzard and did not turn it into anything more. Saturday we went to a party and they had an appetizer spread out the whole time and I ate a few things but did not munch mindlessly and endlessly. Sunday was Mother's Day so we went out to dinner and I ordered what I wanted, did not finish my plate and when I got hungry a little later at night, I ate fruit!

This weekend will be another challening one but knowing that I can not binge, helps me going in with a much more positive outlook!



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Yes, weighing yourself in the morning is the way to get the most accurate reading. Too many things affect your weight during the day, so you would see more fluctuations this way and would end up confused / disappointed! I would suggest a weekly rather than daily weigh-in for the same reason.



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5/8/12 8:58 A

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I always would weigh in on the morning. And I would usually wait until Wednesday or Thursday because my weight on Monday mornings was always a bit high due to weekend eating.



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I can relate to all of your posts as I did great during the week and bombed this weekend! My boyfriend just had to have In N Out Burger last night, which I love! And of course, this weekend was Cinco de Mayo and in San Diego, we celebrate! So..... I'm starting over again this morning and trying to stay positive, motivated and realistic. This is my second week on here. I can be very impatient and hard on myself so I'm trying to look at this as a long term thing and make small, steady changes that I can stick with - and of course allow myself those "off" days every now and then.
When IS the best time of the day to do the weigh in? I keep forgetting to do this in the morning, which I would think is the best time. Any advice? Thanks!

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I'm in the same boat as you! I know it's because I don't have the structure on weekends like I do during the week. My boyfriend loves to cook breakfast on the weekends, which is hard... Usually he is good and does eggs and toast and a couple slices of bacon, but sometimes he makes french toast (my favorite) and I can't resist that second piece! We also have his kids every other weekend, which makes getting on a schedule that much more difficult.

Maybe a solution is to set up times you will eat? For example, I eat lunch at work at 1:00, so I should eat lunch on the weekends at the same time. If I am not going to be home, I should pack a cold lunch I can eat on the go, like a sandwich. This is something I have thought about, but not put into motion yet. Maybe it could help you too?

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I also have said good bye to the scale, and took my measurements instead on Saturday, the plan being on weekly measurements instead of weekly weigh ins emoticon
I too used to wait until what i felt was a "light" day to weigh myself, then get disappointed.
Good luck you can do it!!



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I love the overeating ticker and that may really help keep me motivated! I'll have to add one to my profile!

I have thought about the rubberband trick but when the weekend rolls around, I don't do it! Sometimes it feels like I want to have excuses as to why I overate so I don't use any of my little "tricks" (another trick is having a toothbrush and brushing my teeth).

And I can totally relate to the number on the scale dictating how much I eat on a particular day. I did the comparison thing a lot too. Now I try not to weigh myself at all. I used to wait until a day that I felt "skinny" to weigh myself but sometimes the scale did not match what I was feeling and then I would get down on myself and let the scale ruin what could have been a good day. Even if it only said .5 pound more than what I thought, it was enough to change my mood.

Thanks for the support! I will think of you all this coming weekend and try to have a good update next Monday!



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This is such a tough habit to break...i know firsthand and i'm sure many others here do too! I actually made it through this weekend for the first time in a LONG time without over-eating, and stuck to my plan. I think the thing that really worked for me, to be honest, is reminding myself how GREAT i would feel on Monday morning. I'm so used to waking up on Monday morning thinking that i've completely blown all the hard work i had done the previous week. I woke up today feeling fabulous and looking forward to another great week. You CAN do it :)



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I am the exact same way! Except I sit there knowing I shouldnt eat what I'm eating and doing it anyways. i think I determined that mine is from weighing daily. I say "oh, well todays weight is good so eat whatever" OR "today's weight isnt that bad compared with what you ate so you should be fine as long as you eat a little less junk then yesterday" My idea was putting the scale away and avoiding it except for my once a week WI.

I think RADIOTIKSPARK1 had a good idea about the string or bracelet. Maybe that would help you remember. I have a new mantra every week that I try to tell myself when I think about junk food. That sometimes helps me too because you have that nagging voice saying you shouldnt eat it.

i tried having my hubby help me be accountable but he feels bad for telling me not to eat something so that doesnt work out so well for me :/ Good luck with this though! It's all downhill after you master the weekends! Have you ever sat and thought about reasons why you may do so well during the week? Maybe transfer some things you do on weekdays to the weekends to help.



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First: we all have rough weekends. I had one myself. The key is to get right back on the horse the moment you know you have fallen off it. It is Monday, the start of a new week, dust yourself off and make good choices today!

One thing that you said struck me as interesting: you said that the fact that you were trying to be healthy and make good food choices didn't even cross your mind. This may be a screwball idea, but have you considered wearing a reminder? Think about the old "trying a string around your finger" to remember something. Could you tie a special string around your wrist? Or, if you want to be more subtle, wear a special bracelet or ring that you will see and feel when you are having to make food choices. Something that makes you remember.

The other thing that I did when I was starting out is that I told my significant other that he had to call me out, in public, in front of people if he had to when I was making poor food choices. His calling me out helped a lot, as did me trying to AVOID having people see me get called out :)



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I do so well during the week with making good food choices, staying within my calorie range and getting in all my cardio and strength. Then the weekend comes along and I go in with the best intentions of staying on track but then the second I am around food, I just completely break down. The fact that I am trying to be healthy and lose weight does not even cross my mind. I just shove food in my mouth without thinking about it. Then Monday morning rolls around and I am filled with regret. I am very hard on myself for my actions over the weekend. I make promises to myself that I am going to change but this has become such a pattern now that I don't even believe myself. How can I make this the last Monday I wake up with regrets? How do I break this vicious cycle?



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